U.S. Can Count on Israel


August 13, 2012 – New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.

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The Middle East continues to be in turmoil.

Egypt, the Arab world’s largest country, is now ruled by the Muslim Brotherhood.

That’s the same Muslim Brotherhood which hasn't exactly been our best friend.

In Syria, more than 20,000 people have been killed since the fighting there began last year.

Countless more are in prison, hiding, or exile.

In Lebanon, Hezbollah maintains its grip on the country.

That’s the same Hezbollah responsible for killing American servicemen and countless others.

And it’s the same Hezbollah that’s on the U.S. terrorism list, but, inexplicably, not Europe's -- at least not yet.

Then there’s Iran.

It defiantly pursues its nuclear ambitions, sponsors terrorism, stomps on human rights, and promotes anti-Semitism.

Amidst all this turmoil, there’s one country in the region that we can count on... that shares our outlook... and that’s a bastion of democracy and dynamism.

The country? Israel.

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This is David Harris of AJC.
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